“Nokia AB, the world’s foremost mobile phone maker has introduced the most superior mixture of wireless phone and MP3 player devices (Nokia N91) that participates against Apple Computer’s iPod,” Karandeep Singh Dhillon writes for Moneyplans.net.
“Its 4GB internal hard drive that easily holds 3,000 songs is the unique feature of Nokia91. Previously electronic goods giant Samsung, introduced a 2GB internal hard drive phone that only exists in Korea. Nokia’s N91 doubles its capacity and available globally,” Dhillon writes.
MacDailyNews Take: It must be really unique, because 4GB at a decent bit rate will actually hold about 1,000 songs.
Dhillon writes, “There is also an increase of about 3.5-millileter in the headphone jack that makes it more friendly with a wide array of high-end audio headsets. Its incorporated Wi-Fi connection allows users to wirelessly haul and drop music files from a PC. The N91 also boasts an audio output port for hooking up external speakers or stereo systems. It has a sleek, futuristic look, with music control buttons… The U.S. retail price depends on how carriers make it available to subscribers, but the European price reportedly reaches about 700 euros ($900).”
Full article here.
MacDailyNews Take: Would you rather have a 4GB iPod mini and a cellphone to carry around or a 4GB iPod mini that also offered a built-in cellphone? Yes, the Nokia N91 is too expensive. Yes, it doesn’t really hold 3,000 songs unless you like your songs to sound a bit worse than AM radio quality. Yes, this model isn’t the exact cellphone/music player model that will hurt Apple’s iPod, but it is the first to offer something that Apple does not: it makes phone calls and it eliminates the need to carry two devices where one would suffice. If the Nokia N91 used a Click Wheel (Apple patent pending), worked with AAC/FairPlay (iTunes Music Store), offered software/user interface designed in Cupertino, and was priced like an iPod mini (even if that meant signing up for a year plan with a carrier), we’d get it instead of an iPod any day of the week. Apple are you listening?
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